Joining in
the debate

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We are following the debate about the advantages and disadvantages of biofuels, and about the negative effects that biofuels can have if they are produced in an unsustainable way.

We have produced our own Perspectives giving Greenergy's views on many of these issues.

 

Biofuel strategy and action

Food v Fuel

Our views on the potential for increased biodiesel usage to affect world food prices and supply by creating competition for arable land.

- Full version (updated Sept 2012)
- Summary

  Views and publications

Second generation biofuels

Discusses the various opportunities and issues associated with second generation fuels.

- Full version (updated March 2011)
- Summary

         
Biofuel strategy and action

Carbon benefits of biofuels

Explaining the range of carbon benefits from current biofuels production.

- Full version (updated May 2010)
- Summary

  Views and publications

Measuring indirect land use change

Our approach to indirect land use change (ILUC), occuring when increased demand for biofuel crops displace other crops onto previously uncultivated land.

- Full version (updated Dec 2012)
- Summary

         
Biofuel strategy and action

Meeting future demand for oil - considering alternatives to biofuels

Discusses why from a carbon perspective, biofuel should be compared against the marginal world oil production from energy intensive crude oil sources such as oil sands.

- Full version (updated Nov 2010)
- Summary

  Views and publications

Causes of deforestation

This Perspective presents Greenergy’s views on the underlying causes of global deforestation and the impact of biofuel production.

- Full version (updated Sept 2012)
- Summary

         
Biofuel strategy and action

Making biodiesel from by-products

About the use of by-products such as used cooking oil and animal fat in biodiesel production.

- Full version (updated Feb 2011)
- Summary

  Biofuel strategy and action

Bioethanol

Discussing the characteristics of bioethanol and the carbon and sustainability associated with bioethanol production in Brazil.

- Full version (updated Oct 2011)
- Summary

         
Biofuel strategy and action

Palm

About the uses of palm oil, its characteristics as a biodiesel feedstock and on sourcing palm oil from sustainable sources.

- Full version (updated Feb 2011)
- Summary

  Views and publications

Soy oil

About production of soy oil and its use as a biodiesel feedstock.

- Full version (updated Mar 2011)
- Summary

         
Biofuel strategy and action

Jatropha

Discussion about jatropha and its potential as a biodiesel feedstock.

- Full version (updated Mar 2011)
- Summary

   

 

 

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